The Honda Gold Wing GL1800 began production in 2001 and was the first new model of Gold Wing since the GL 1500. It features an engine size of 111 inches and an anti-lock braking system. The anti-lock braking system prevents the wheel from locking up when the driver applies the brakes. Replacing the brake shoes on the Gold Wing GL1800 is a standard safety maintenance job that should be done every 15,000 miles.
- Loosen and remove the two 12-mm bolts securing the caliper on the rear wheel to the left side of the Gold Wing.
- Cover the caliper in a shop rag. Pull off the caliper. Remove the rag. Covering the caliper in a rag ensures it does not scratch the hub when you pull it off of the rotor.
- Remove the small 5-mm pin securing the brake pads in place. The brake pads should fall out of the caliper when the pin is removed.
- Set the inner brake pad into the caliper. Drive the inner brake pad flush to the inner wall of the caliper with a caliper clamp. This reseats the pistons so that the caliper can fit over the rotor. Seat the outer brake pad in the caliper.
- Set the caliper back over the rotor. Replace the two removed bolts.
- Repeat Steps 1 through 5 for the front wheel.